When you're looking to stock up on the essentials, don't
listen to the perky counter staff working on commission or your
friend with the bottomless sack of unused products. Look to the
experts who put products through their paces everyday - if they
were stranded on a desert island with just one product, what would
it be? What is their desert island disc of the beauty world?
Kay Montano, Makeup Artist: "I
use Jurlique Loose Powder almost every single time I
work! It's talc-free, super-finely-milled and the Rose scent is
loved by everyone I use it on."
James Read, Tanning Expert: "I never go out
without a bronzing spray in my bag - Model Co Tan Airbrush
In A Can is amazing. Give it a quick spriz over the face and
use it to highlight areas of the body, adding definition and tone
to the skin."
George Northwood, Stylist at Josh Wood
Atelier: "My all time favourite product is Kiehl's Creme
with Silk Groom. A tiny amount will smooth, moisturize and add
shine when used as a finishing product, leaving the hair feeling
weightless and healthy. It can also been used on wet
hair - it will smooth any frizz and seal the hair in place.
It's under £20, and a bottle lasts me around 6 months."
Nichola Joss, Skincare Expert:
"My one firm
favourite is a simple rose oil -
Rose Skin Plus Booster
- by MV organics. I keep one in the car, one on my bedside
table, one in my kit bag for work...it's always with me. It's
light, nourishing and comforting, a great product to use
anytime of day or night. The texture is great for facial
massage and makes skin immediately fresher, plumped up, nourished
and radiant. It's also great for irritated skin, sores and
blemishes and works well under your skincare creams. I love this
Adam Reed, Co-Founder of Percy & Reed:
"Byredo Fantastic Man Scent. It's noticeable, won't ever go out of
fashion and it makes me feel amazing."
Text: Grace Timothy